What Inspired You to Play Uke?

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  2. 7 years ago

    Like many others, I saw Julia Nunes and this way discovered the amazing instruement. I tried guitar and got some basics down, but my hands are really small so many chords were hard to do. I wanted to buy a uke for almost a year and finally did it last Friday.

    I am so happy I finally got it, I love it lots.

  3. Hi! New to the boards! I started playing a little over a month ago. When I was in 9th grade, a girl from Hawaii transferred to my school up here in Minnesota. She had a ukulele and was so good at it! She even taught me a song. Well, when she had to move back, I still had a ukulele in my heart! My memory of my love for the ukulele was restored when I heard Phildel's Storm Song on YouTube. She has a version where she's playing the ukulele and I was struck with the desire again! Well, this last christmas, I asked my parents about five months in advance if I could have one! I'm very glad that they got me one! I think I have only gone a total of three days without playing it at least a little! XD <3

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  5. I am the only one in my family who is not a musician! After my son was born I realized I really wanted to play songs for him like my dad used to play for me when I was a kid... It happened to be at the same time I discovered Ukulele Songs by Eddie Vedder and Here I am!

  6. Christofer Drew did. He inspired me to start singing first off, and after a while I thought "hey, why not play an instrument and sing?" And that's where I started the ukulele.

  7. Lelo and Stitch <3 Yeah, I'm a bit of an odd ball. The show also inspired me to learn how to Hula dance. I can do it, but I suck.

  8. one word.......tom milsom he is AMAZING he inspires me every day of my life

  9. A friend stopped by with her terrible, and I mean TERRIBLE, $20 Toys'R'Us uke and I fiddled around with it for a while. I had a mandolin for a few years so the scale was familiar. A week I woke up with a Riptide under my arm my roommates had bought. I don't think they realized they'd be losing a gaming partner over it though....

  10. A little girl from Thialand.

  11. As a kid I would watch and listen to my daddy play on his big barotone ukulele. I would take his uke when he wasn't looking and play by ear. Later, I learned a few chords and the rest is history. So, there you go. It was my dad.

  12. My boyfriend has one in his music room and so when I went to his house for the first time I demanded he show me something and he showed me how to play I'm Yours and now I can play it better than him I love it so much !


  14. Christofer Drew, and My counselor, and My aunt who all play ukulele. Christofer Drew is part of the band Nevershoutnever and several of his songs have ukulele. I love the ukulele sound and how simple it is.

  15. I'm a drummer originally, but I bought a uke in Scotland last summer. It sat in a corner for a while,
    but then back problems kept me from the drums for some time. I then picked up the uke and caught the virus,
    including UAS. So now I have three ukes:

    • Vintage VUK20 Soprano (the first one)
    • Korala UKT-40 Tenor
    • Makala MK-B Baritone
  16. I joined a sea shanty singing group this past winter. It soon became apparent that we wanted to broaden our repetoire which meant instruments. We had member who could play guitar, mandolin and flute, but I wasn't contributing anything. I saw a soprano at Guitar Center while getting bass strings for my son. $45, so I bought it on a whim. A week later I could play half a dozen songs well. I bought a tenor on ebay. I am totally hooked! I dream about playing uke as soon as I get home from work.

  17. I injured my knee and knew the recovery would take several months, during which time I'd be spending a lot of time sitting around. What better way to spend the time than learning the uke?

  18. Our music teacher bought 30 cheap Ukes that were on sale and decided our class was going to learn the basics of it. I liked it and got the hang of a few chords, so I told my parents and they bought me a Makala for my birthday

  19. mainly, these two right here made me, i thought it was cool for awhile but there made me buy a uke

  20. a girl. She loves ukulele.

  21. Well, it all started while I was living in Anchorage, Alaska. There is a very large pacific islander(Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan) population in Anchorage. So naturally I had a bunch of Samoan friends who all knew how to play uke. So one day, I'm playing guitar in the music room, with a swoon of girls surrounding me, and my friend Joe comes in with his brand new Lanikai. He completely steals all my girls by playing "Hey soul sister" and having them sing along. I knew that I had to learn. I had Joe teach me every day at lunch. Christmas came and I begged my parents to get me a uke. When school was back in, Joe and I became a ukulele duo and got all the girls... long story short, Girls and a close friend Inspired me.

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